icare Paralympian Speakers Program
Raising workplace safety awareness through their personal stories
The program is run in partnership with Paralympics Australia and provides, free of charge, icare customers with access to Paralympians who have been affected by a workplace injury. The Program is a unique way to raise the awareness of workplace health and safety with employees.
Pictured above: Ben Houlison, Paralympian Adaptive Rower
Our speakers deliver tailored presentations across all industry groups, focusing on the importance of workplace health and safety.
By sharing personal stories of their own workplace accidents, our speakers hope to educate others about its real-life impact, and the affect it had on not only their lives, but those of their family, friends and colleagues.
They each have a unique and different experience to share and are passionate about doing so, in the hope of preventing injuries and helping others. Our speakers demonstrate that with the support of those around them, an injured worker can recover and go on to contribute to a workplace and the community or, like in their own life stories, become a top performing athlete.
By hosting one of our speakers, icare customers can meaningfully engage their people on the importance of workplace health and safety; encouraging them to speak up, to look out for risks and for one another.
The program aims to help our customers empower their people and reduce their workplace incidents, as well as improve their return to work outcomes.
“We were honoured to host an icare speaker today as a workplace safety advocate and learn how unsafe work practices can be life-changing for workers, their family and the community. I commend icare on their Paralympian Speakers Program initiative.”
Ben became a paraplegic in 2004 after a workplace accident, a short time later he took up rowing and became Australian Champion.
Grant became a paraplegic after a car accident in his final year of school, took up wheelchair basketball and won three Paralympics medals.
Kahi lost his leg after a workplace accident. He trains six days a week and represented Australia in weightlifting at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics.
Nigel's leg was amputated after a workplace accident. He became a professional volleyballer, and completed in the 2000 Sydney Paralympics.
After losing his leg in a car accident at 21, Brett took up wheelchair basketball and became an Paralympic gold medalist.
Joany lost her leg as a child in a tractor accident and was the first Australian female Para-snowboarder, competing in the Sochi Winter Paralympic Games.